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Published in: Holistic Approach Environ. 6(2016) 4, pp. 143 – 153
Paper reference number: HAE-119
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MODELLING IN TEACHING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS AT THE FACULTIES OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
* Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
At all levels of teaching mathematics it is necessary to implement as many as possible examples of idealised real problems which require the application of mathematical knowledge and development of mathematical models. The course probability and statistics, taught at the faculties of technology in Croatia, should therefore include examples which are connected with technologies studied at respective faculties. This paper describes the method of developing new models that can be implemented in teaching probability and statistics at the faculties of technology. As the result of this method, the examples of new tasks are obtained, from the area of printing and graphic design, which are suitable for use in teaching at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the University of Zagreb. The described approach to the teaching process is in line with the latest guidelines of the International Mathematical Union as well as the European Executive Education Agency.
Keywords: education, modelling, probability and statistics, technology